The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is set to redefine its legendary afternoon tea experience. Emirati Women's Day will be celebrated at its lobby lounge – The Drawing Room – on August 28th with the launch of three new afternoon tea menus. Originated by "The" Mrs Astor – the founder of the first St. Regis in New York to host intimate gatherings with her closest friends – afternoon tea at The St. Regis is a timeless tradition. The stunning beachside resort strengthens its "Live Exquisite" approach with these menus, enabling guests to make the most of their afternoon with an extraordinary dining experience.
Priced at AED 195, the 'Classic' menu is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the famous St. Regis High Tea, while the 'Local' afternoon tea menu takes inspiration from the region's favourite desserts. Younger guests visiting the lobby lounge are also treated to a bespoke 'Tiny' afternoon tea menu for AED 120. Creating an unforgettable space to gather and socialize with friends and family, the Classic set offers a wide selection of savouries such as smoked salmon, Coronation chicken, egg salad and roast beef. Freshly baked scones are served with Cornish clotted cream and a selection of fruit preserves. For a sweet finish, there is an array of handmade desserts like traditional English fruit cake, choux buns, fruit tartlets, date pudding and lemon meringue.
For those who wish to enjoy traditional Middle Eastern flavours, the Local afternoon tea menu switches the sweets for local delicacies such as the pistachio Burma, Valeria baklava, mafroukeh and the Levant classic, Aish El Saraya. The Tiny tea menu for children features a delightful spread of sweet and savoury dishes like sandwiches, cakes, cupcakes, macarons, popsicles and freshly baked scones. Women in the capital get one more reason to celebrate at The Drawing Room with their friends and family. On August 28, the venue runs a special offer for the afternoon tea, where Emirati ladies can enjoy four sets for the price of two.
The offers do not stop there; ladies who visit the resort on Emirati Women's Day are also entitled to a discount of 30 per cent when booking a massage or facial treatment at the luxurious Iridium Spa.
The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Located on the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island and framed by the distinguished Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for the discerning, well-traveled connoisseur.
The resort features 376 guestrooms, all with private terraces, offering panoramic views of the turquoise-blue sea, golf course, or resort gardens. Spaces range from the intimate to the grand, from rooms of 55 sqm with 10 sqm balconies to the majestic Royal Suite, a 2,000 sqm lavishly appointed duplex that features five bedrooms, a private pool and a spacious, ocean-facing terrace.
Situated within the grounds are Iridium Spa, Sandcastle Club for children, tennis and squash courts and the 3,500 square-meter St. Regis Athletic Club. Guests can pamper their palates in no fewer than five restaurants and bars. Featuring live cooking stations and Mediterranean-influenced specialties, Oléa offers a delightful dining setting and was named 'Best Brunch in Abu Dhabi' by BBC.com and Best International Brunch by Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards in 2018. Meanwhile, guests at Sontaya can broaden their culinary horizons by sampling the Asian delicacies that earned it the 2019 FACT Dining Award for 'Favorite South-East Asian Restaurant'. The Manhattan Lounge is the place to start the evening or finish the day on a strong note, with unbeatable beverage offers. The Drawing Room, with its open lounge and inviting sofas, offers the delightful tradition of afternoon tea. Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi brings exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and cocktails right to the seafront. The remarkable venue has received multiple awards since its launch in 2018, including Highly Commended Asian Restaurant and Best Romantic Restaurant at Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2018.
Inspired by the distinctive, century-old legacy of New York's Astor family, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the city's first true beach resort. Combining a unique blend of refined elegance with enduring heritage, the resort stays true to the Astor vision of creating "the finest hotel in the world.